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PICTURES from TØNSBERG

Tønsberg, founded in the Viking-Ages, is Norway´s oldest town. The world renowned Oseberg ship which was found just north of Tønsberg bears proof of this.

 Nordbyen  
Nordbyen

Nordbyen is a idyllic residential areas with protected houses. Nordbyen is Tønsberg´s oldest unbroken row of houses. "Bentegården", dated 1725 - 1775 is one of Tønsberg´s oldest houses and is protected.

The big grave mounds in Borre National Park and the finds of Gokstad ship and Oseberg ship, prove that this branch of the royal family lived in luxurious conditions.

Tønsberg Barrel is a sea-mark, 37 metres above sea level, on Østerøya at the approach to the Tønsberg Fjord.

 Karl Ragnar Gjertsen